Yesterday’s News: Ted 2 Adds Neeson and Slattery & Real Genius TV Series


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Editor’s Note: Yesterday’s News covers the most important news of the previous day with a focus on film, television, and trailers.

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Liam Neeson and John Slattery join the cast of Ted 2


New images from Interstellar (The Film Stage).

Italy selects Paolo Virzi’s Human Capital as candidate for Foreign Language Oscar (THR).

Lenny Abrahamson to direct adaptation of Laird Hunt’s Civil War novel Neverhome (Deadline).

A Most Violent Year selected to open AFI Fest 2014 (The Wrap).

Poster for documentary The Immortalists (Nonfics).

Radar Pictures taps Roger Donaldson to direct All Quiet on the Western Front (Variety).

New poster for Son of a Gun (The Film Stage).

First image of Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette in Miss You Already (Empire).

James Franco’s Saturday Night Live documentary Saturday Night to finally premiere on Hulu on Friday, September 26th (Instagram).

Ann Dowd joins the cast of Our Brand is Crisis (Variety).

New poster for Kung Fu Jungle (Twitch).

Michael Pena in talks to join Ridley Scott’s The Martian (Variety).

Xavier Samuel to play Frankenstein’s monster in Bernard Rose’s contemporary take (Deadline).

Sarah Gadon scores lead role in The 9th Life of Louis Drax (Deadline).

Millennium Entertainment acquires US rights to Barry Levinson’s The Humbling (Deadline).

Matthew Fox and Patrick Wilson join the cast of Bone Tomahawk (The Wrap).

Poster for Posthumous co-starring John Huston and Brit Marling (Indiewire).

Shriekfest announces that Grand Jury Prize winner will also get a full distribution deal with Gravitas Ventures (The Wrap).

Liam Neeson will appear in Ted 2 (ComingSoon).

Five character posters for St. Vincent (ComingSoon).

Asa Butterfield eyed to star in Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (The Wrap).

Gary Dauberman tapped to write Crime of the Century (Variety).

Santa Barbara Film Festival announces Desert Dancer as opening night film (Variety).

Natalie Dormer lands lead role in action thriller Patient Zero (Deadline).

First image of Reese Witherspoon in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice (The Film Stage).

RIP: Production Designer Assheton Gorton dies at 84 (THR).

Barry Pepper to star in Cinemax’s Trail of Blood (Deadline).

Mortdecai starring Johnny Depp gets two week earlier release date; The Age of Adaline moved to April (Deadline).

Producer Janet Yang setting up Jack Ma, China’s richest man, biopic (THR).

John Slattery boards Ted 2 (HitFix).

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NBC developing single-camera comedy based on Real Genius


Oxygen moving forward with five new series (THR).

UKTV snags CBS legal drama Reckless (THR).

First look at Adrianne Palicki on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (EW).

Netflix orders 26 half-hour episodes of children series Popples for 2015 (Variety).

Netflix acquires exclusive US rights to British gangster series Peaky Blinders (Variety).

Spike TV to adapt science-fiction trilogy Red Mars as scripted drama series (Deadline).

Adam Campbell lands recurring guest arc on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; Sam Littlefield and Jessika Van book recurring roles on The Messengers (Deadline).

NBC developing single-camera comedy based on Real Genius (Deadline).

Noah Munck joins the second season of ABC’s The Goldbergs in recurring role (THR).

First image of Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in Peter Pan Live! (EW).

Sasha Alexander lands major recurring role on Showtime’s Shameless (Deadline).

Zachary Levi eyes starring role in NBC’s half-hour single-camera musical comedy Tuned (Deadline).

The Weather Channel greenlights unscripted series Brainstormers and How Weather Created a Monster (The Wrap).

Tyler James Williams joins The Walking Dead in mysterious Noah role (THR).

Big Brother gets renewal for two more seasons (Variety).

Molly Shannon lands guest-starring role on CBS’ The Millers (The Wrap).

NBC gives pilot-production commitment to Endgame, from Leverage co-creator John Rogers (Deadline).


UK trailer for Laggies


UK trailer for Laggies (Next Projection).

Trailer for Reach Me (Next Projection).

US trailer for The Babadook (The Film Stage).


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Derek was the only engineer at Northeastern University taking a class on German film and turning a sociology research paper into an examination of Scorsese’s work. Still living in Boston, MA, he blatantly abuses his Netflix account, but can never seem to get his Instant Queue below 200. He continues to fight the stigma that being good at math means you are not any no good at writing. I good write, very much.